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Instructed

Sol LeWitt 1928-2007 bonus:

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Chronic Outside Art Worlds

This is not a post about bongs-as-art. Unfortunately the video I’d like to feature is from VICE, and it can’t be re-embedded. Still, it’s right here and needs to be viewed (5m) before I note its few exemplifications of what … Continue reading

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I See You

1997: Birth of the Camera Phone from Conscious Minds on Vimeo. The Mobile Phone in the Hands of the Nepalise People: A Humanistic Perspective of Technology (master thesis, Merilin Piipuu, pdf) The Art of Making Photos: Some Phenomenological Reflections (Thomas … Continue reading

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Settled It!

I would use such a rarified technical term to better describe my artistic position, that there is no reason to actually deploy it! While I contemplate the problem of the insider/outsider artist, I also play around with the designation I … Continue reading

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Ngaphandle – Part One

Edward M. Gómez on Outsider Art from Sinnlicht on Vimeo. Definitions?! RAW VISION : The controversy surrounding the exact definition of Outsider Art and allied fields has been going on ever since awareness of the phenomenon began so here we … Continue reading

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Visual Thinking Strategy

A VTS Discussion with First Grade Students from Visual Thinking Strategies on Vimeo. (source) In his 1997 article Thoughts on Visual Literacy, Philip Yenawine describes visual literacy as: “…the ability to find meaning in imagery. It involves a set of … Continue reading

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Questioned, Again

Oh Good Party has published this month an interview with yours truly, artist Stephen Calhoun. (Oh Good Party is art advisory and art concierge providing services to their private group of asian collectors, some in Canada, most in China. They … Continue reading

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Outside, Looking Outside

In his pamphlet, Asphyxiante culture, a classic statement of an anti-cultural attitude, the artist Jean Dubuffet relates an instructive anecdote to illustrate the degree to which cultural preconceptions can completely stifle the proper apprehension of anything that resists accepted ideas … Continue reading

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Fronting Front

Rock stars seems to be an odd metaphor for art, given the state of the world of rock music, and, even more so, given the difference between the scarcity model of high art that underlines art world status, and, the … Continue reading

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360 degree Longing For Wilderness + Evidence of Existance

Longing for Wilderness from EpicScapes on Vimeo. Watch on tablet. Retina iPad is spectacular. The point of this new technology is the user can use the touchscreen to move around the image frame. Browser kludge allow for this navigation too … Continue reading

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peak: FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

In 2018 Cleveland will be the site of its first art triennial, FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. This video captures the initial public meeting at Transformer Station. Fred Bidwell is the executive director. He has put together a stellar team. This … Continue reading

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“Golden Mean” has the same letters as “demon angel!”

The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in the Cloud! Golden Ratio/fibonacci poetry is a thing. Aurea Mediocritas! 1.618 ad infinitum! Never repeating, always intriguing Fibonacci born; phi! Golden Section behold! Creation sequence, nature’s frequence … Continue reading

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Looking Around, Called to Attention

Juno Goes to the Getty from Hammer Museum on Vimeo. My own artistic goals include a first order objective: that the art work bring the potential viewer to a full stop and motivate this viewer to use their vision and … Continue reading

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Systematic Ways to Look at Seeming Chaos

'Flying Dutchman' Draft Film Trailer by Alan Nguyen and Sutu from Alan Nguyen on Vimeo. This Electrified Pirate Ship Was Made with a Virtual Reality Paintbrush h/t Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music

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Working Away From the Center

Virgins with T-squares and compasses, guarding the heavenly blackboards. And the angel of numbers reflective, flying from the 1 to the 2, from the 2 to the 3, from 3 to the 4. Dead chalk and sponges rule and erase … Continue reading

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Unities

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do Two can be as bad as one It’s the loneliest number since the number one No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know Yes, it’s the saddest experience you’ll ever know … Continue reading

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Surrender

This fascinating video about generative art supposes that our age will be the age of data. Except for this meaningless statement, this is well worth six plus minutes. The sound of a bell struck off center vanishes in haze. (Buson)

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Beneath the Surface

Sally Mann Sally Mann Photos at Edwynn Houk All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. ?—Oscar Wilde The … Continue reading

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Success & the Infinite

SUCCESS AND THE INFINITE (originally published on LinkedIn) The following question was pitched my way recently: how long does it take you to produce a finished piece of art? Obviously there can only be a generalized answer to this question. … Continue reading

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Observers

All of us are watchers–of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway–but few are observers. Everybody is looking, not many are seeing. P.M. Leschak) The Gallery At Gray’s is located on the west side about 30 minutes from … Continue reading

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